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Air conditioning accumulator assembly leaking

There was a puddle of greenish yellow fluid on the floor of my garage up by the right front tire. We determined it was not coolant. We were told it was fluid from the accumulator assy, part of the air conditioning system. What causes it to dump fluid like this and is the only fix to replace the accumulator?

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  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    Generally there should not be any large amount of oil in there. Possible someone re-charged the system and added additional oil (not good idea). Otherwise, there may be an obstruction of partial failure in the system that has caused oil to migrate out of the compressor. Is system getting cold?

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Any type of leak in the a/c system will cause this it is dye in the freon to show leaks

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